Angelika New York: Q&A Friday 6/28 following the 7:30pm show with Tracy Edwards and Director Alex Holmes
MAIDEN is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-female crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Blessed with self-confidence yet beset with crippling doubts, Tracy, with the help of her crew, was ultimately able to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men.